The new research article, which was published by Annals of Emergency Medicine, is based on survey data collected from 7,680 emergency medicine residents. The study examined three types of mistreatment: discrimination; physical, verbal, or emotional abuse; and sexual harassment.
Nurses continue to be stressed, exhausted, and feel lack of support from their employer, according to the comprehensive survey of more than 12,500 nurses nationwide last November as part of the Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses Survey Series.
A prevention program that reduced burnout in more than 52% of pilot program participants is now available as a permanent benefit to the entire American Nurses Association (ANA) membership.
The recent study, which was published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, is based on survey data collected from 852 healthcare workers from January 2021 to February 2021. The survey participants were recruited from emergency departments affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and emergency medical service agencies in several states, including Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Mensik Kennedy brings more than 25 years of nursing experience to the ANA presidency and has given more than a decade of service to ANA as a committee treasurer and board of directors member. She also is a member of the Oregon Nurses Association.
High levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and poor physical health correlated with an increase in self-reported medical errors by critical care nurses (CCN), according to a study co-authored last year by Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, chief wellness officer of The Ohio State University and dean of the university’s College of Nursing.
PSQH reached out to professionals throughout healthcare to get their predictions for what will happen in patient safety and healthcare quality in 2023. Here’s what they had to say.
Jeffrey Ciaramita, MD, is senior vice president and chief physician executive at Mercy. A practicing cardiologist, he previously served in leadership roles at Mercy Clinic, a large medical group affiliated with Mercy. Ciaramita recently talked with HealthLeaders about a range of issues, including physician leadership, workforce shortages, and patient safety. The following transcript of that conversation has been edited for brevity and clarity.
The IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work is designed to reduce healthcare worker burnout and increase healthcare worker well-being. Healthcare worker burnout has spiked dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic, with a recent research article finding that 62.8% of physicians reported at least one symptom of burnout in 2021 compared with 38.2% in 2020.
To provide care in a safe setting for both patients and healthcare workers, hospitals need to identify patients at risk for intentional harm to themselves or others, CMS recommended in its November 28 memo, as well as identify environmental safety risks for such patients and provide education and training for staff and volunteers. CMS said it expects hospitals to demonstrate how they identify patients at risk of self-harm or harm to others and what steps they are taking to minimize those risks.